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The Jubilee of Sir George Gabriel Stokes

The image below shows a group photograph of the 1899 Stokes Jubilee meeting taken at Pembroke College, Cambridge. This meeting celebrated the fiftieth year of the tenure by Sir George Gabriel Stokes, who is seated directly in front of the centre of the doorway, of the Lucasian Professorship.

An 1899 Nature article, which also lists some of the delegates present, describes the event in detail:

"Sir George Stokes's College, Pembroke, entertained a distinguished company at dinner on Thursday evening. The delegates from the various Universities and learned Societies were present, and many of the former members of the Society assembled to do honour to their most distinguished graduate. As it was necessary for the company to adjourn at nine o'clock to the Fitzwilliam Museum, there were no speeches, but the health of Sir George was drunk amidst a scene of rare enthusiasm.”

We are looking to identify the people present in this photo for an upcoming Philosophical Transactions A theme issue. If you can identify anyone here, please email philtransa@royalsociety.org, along with a second image of your identified person to help us corroborate your suggestion.

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Group photograph of the 1899 Stokes Jubilee meeting taken at Pembroke College, Cambridge

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